"Why don't you show us some of that university learnin'... say something to us in trigonometry. Go on! Say something to us in trigonom'."

~ Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)

The Great Race

Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. Leslie's arch-rival, the mustached and black-attired Professor Fate vows to beat Leslie to the finish line in a car of Fate's own invention. The Blake Edwards style of slapstick and song originated with this movie. A dedication to Laurel and Hardy.

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  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance, Sport
  • Release Date: 07/01/1965
  • Run Time: 160 minutes
  • Director(s): Blake Edwards
  • Writers: Arthur A. Ross, Blake Edwards
  • Stars: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon
  • Cast: Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn, Arthur O'Connell, Vivian Vance, Dorothy Provine, Larry Storch, Ross Martin, George Macready, Marvin Kaplan, Hal Smith, Denver Pyle, William Bryant
  • Studios: Warner Bros. Pictures, Patricia, Jalem Productions

The Great Race



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